Forward osmosis should be considered a fouling resilient technology instead of a low-fouling technology

On August 23rd 2018, Siddiqui and co-workers - including renowned Anthony G. Fane, published the article "Exploring the differences between forward osmosis and reverse osmosis fouling" in Journal of Membrane Science. The...
Commercialization drivers in the water treatment market

Input needed for desk-top study on 6 GL/year FO desalination plant

Engineering students looking for information to help design a full-scale FO-based desalination plant using ammonium bicarbonate as draw solution We recently received the following inquiry on FO membrane products and FO plant...

Overview of concentration polarization effects in forward osmosis membranes by McCutcheon et. al. 2006

Why McCutcheon et. al. 2006 is a must read within the field of forward osmosis R&D In their article "Influence of concentrative and dilutive internal concentration polarization on flux behaviour in forward...
fertigation by means of fertilizer driven forward osmosis

Investigating Fertilizer Drawn Forward Osmosis Process for Groundwater Desalination for Irrigation in Egypt

FDFO for groundwater desalination Groundwater desalination could be a possible solution to Egypt’s scarcity problem through applying state-of-the-art desalination technologies. More than half of Egypt's area has access to brackish groundwater, 47%...
Relationship between forward osmosis membrane structure and performance

The relationship between forward osmosis membrane structure and performance by Tiraferri et. al. 2011

Why Tiraferri et. al. 2011 is a must read within the field of forward osmosis membrane development. In their article "Relating performance of thin-film composite forward osmosis membranes to support layer formation...

Draw solutions and their recovery methods for dairy and food industries – a brief...

Introduction Currently, Forward Osmosis (FO) is well suited for applications in which water needs to be removed in a gentle manner (e.g. food processing and concentration of valuable such as flavors &...
Reversing desertification by use of forward osmosis processes

Desert restoration through forward osmosis processes by Duan et. al. 2014

Harnessing forward osmosis processes for desert restoration and desertification reversal In their article "Evaluation of sodium lignin sulfonate as draw solute in forward osmosis for desert restoration" Duan et. al. describe the...